My Own Eyes chords

Xavier Rudd

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verse 1 
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Since I was just a little boy, I’ve been wondering why 
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This great old culture we should be helping to heal is so often pushed aside 
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So many children taken away, so much abuse and rape 
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When will it be high priority to educate and make some real change? 
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I’ve seen it in communities, so many that it’s hard to believe 
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Elders speaking wisdom, far beyond what they choose to teach in history 
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And young hearts just drinking it away, understanding why their culture was so shamed 
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Waiting for a reason, what was taken off still hasn’t been replaced 
 
       D 
My own eyes... 
                 A 
I saw it with my own eyes 
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I did, I did (yeah, I did) 
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That’s why I know this is true (yeah, it’s true) 

verse 2 
A                    D 
I’ve seen it down in sacred Tassie 
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Where they’re cutting all those big old trees 
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Forty-four football fields a day is what they clear and ain’t that hard to believe? 
                D                                A 
But all for the economy, raping country that our children won’t see 
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And even Peter Garrett is lying down when we thought that he might be the key 

                   D 
Yeah, well, my own eyes... 
                 A 
I saw it with my own eyes 
Bm            G 
I did, I did (yeah, I did) 
             D            A                D      A D 
That’s why I know this is true (yeah, it's true) 

verse 3 
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I’ve seen it up in Nhulunbuy, bringing alcohol to sacred soil 
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A place still thriving with language and culture by now should just fucken’ be preserved 
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People climbing up on Uluru, behind those fences are the people who know 
       Bm                        G                    D                 A 
While Qantas is still flying to Ayers Rock, despite years and years of truth 

                   D 
Yeah, well, my own eyes... 
                 A 
I saw it with my own eyes 
Bm            G 
I did, I did (yeah, I did) 
             D            A                D      A D A 
That’s why I know this is true (yeah, it's true) 

Solo 

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D A Bm G 
Heyyy Ohhh 

D A Bm G 
Heyyy Ohhh 

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verse 4 
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And I’ve seen it in the Kimberley, part of the key to human history 
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See there’s rock art as old as the great ice age, still there for the world to see 
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Demolish it for industry. We’ll create so many jobs you see 
      Bm                       G                D          A 
In a country so wealthy, still burning coal for electricity 

                   D 
Yeah, well, my own eyes... 
                 A 
I saw it with my own eyes 
Bm            G 
I did, I did (yeah, I did) 
             D            A                D      A D 
That’s why I know this is true (yeah, it's true) 

Verse 5 
A                  D 
Same old things we always hear 
                 A 
Lies to fill the pockets of the rich 
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No respect for culture, the animals, the environment 
              D               A 
Our future or just the air we breathe 
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Mmmmmmmm aaaaaaaa nananaa nananaaa oooooo aaaaaaaa 

              D 
Yeah, our own eyes... 
                         A 
We’ve seen this with our own eyes 
    Bm                G 
For years we did, for centuries we did 
       D                   A 
That’s why we know this is true 
                   D 
Yeah, well, my own eyes... 
                 A 
I saw it with my own eyes 
Bm            G 
I did, I did (yeah, I did) 
             D            A                D 
That’s why I know this is true (yeah, it's true)